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NmIDCS1H

Nimbus Image Dissector Camera System Visible Imagery L1, HDF5, Version 1

The Nimbus Image Dissector Camera System Visible Imagery L1, HDF5 (NmIDCS1H) data set consists of black-and-white images captured by the Image Dissector Camera Systems (IDCSs) onboard the Nimbus 3 and Nimbus 4 satellites. Data are provided as HDF5-formatted files. Browse images are also available.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 2 km x 2 km
Temporal Coverage:
  • 23 April 1969 to 21 January 1970
  • 30 April 1970 to 8 April 1971
Temporal Resolution: 210 second
Parameter(s):
  • Visible Wavelengths > Visible Imagery
Platform(s) NIMBUS-3, NIMBUS-4
Sensor(s): CAMERAS
Data Format(s):
  • HDF
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): David Gallaher, G. Garrett Campbell

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Gallaher, D. and G. Campbell. 2013. Nimbus Image Dissector Camera System Visible Imagery L1, HDF5, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/NIMBUS/NmIDCS1H. [Date Accessed].
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